St. Louis Blues24 Apr 2013, by A SONG A DAY in
W.C. Handy, “father of the blues” grew up in a log cabin in Alabama, built by his grandfather.
At an early age, studied the cornet at a local barbershop.
He was a collector/anthologizer of blues tunes, a historian and music publisher. Waiiting for a train he heard a musician playing his guitar with a knife for a pick, and singing about a local spot where two railroad’s crossed. He called it “the weirdest music I’d ever heard”. The song stayed in his head and became “Yellow Dog Blues”, a song he would publish along with this one..
Written by W.C. Handy
Tim Timebomb-Guitar, Vocals
Jeffrey Moran – Guitar
Patrick Morrison – Banjo
Carlos Reynoso – Washboard
Dominique Rodriguez – Drum/Cymbal/Block
Brandon Armstrong – Sousaphone
Justin Rubenstein – Trombone
Charles De Castro – Trumpet
Josh Kaufman – Clarinet